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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1954

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,718
Across
1. Small, filmy piece. : WISP
5. Wood used for shingles. : CEDAR
10. Country E. of Judea. : MOAB
14. Affirm. : AVER
15. Rise and fall alternately. : HEAVE
16. Spindle. : AXLE
17. Recipient of Philippine decoration. : GENERALVANFLEET
20. Prize. : ESTEEM
21. Surround and fortify. : ENTRENCH
22. Raises the pile. : NAPS
24. Number suffix. : TEEN
25. With malice aforethought. : FORSPITE
29. City W. of Chicago. : DEKALB
33. Tax-collecting bureau. : IRO
34. Mounts. : SOARS
36. Subdued in color. : SOBER
37. Bridge ___. : LAMP
39. French beauty De Lenclos. : NINON
41. “___ Zapata.” : VIVA
42. Mild cigar. : CLARO
44. Poetic sorrow. : DOLOR
46. Repeat insistently. : DIN
47. Girl’s name. : HELENE
49. “Dearest friend, ___ critic.” : SEVEREST
51. Tuptim’s land. : SIAM
53. Spanish painter. : DALI
54. Without the knowledge of others. : INSECRET
58. James MacDonald’s middle name. : RAMSAY
62. One of our leading actors. : LIONELBARRYMORE
64. Petty dispute. : SPAT
65. Tipsy: Span. : EBRIO
66. Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
67. Puts a question. : ASKS
68. Watches over. : TENDS
69. Esteemed. : DEAR
Down
1. Carry on. : WAGE
2. Lehman’s colleague. : IVES
3. Transmitted. : SENT
4. Prinks. : PREENS
5. Dancer Gower. : CHAMPION
6. Elver. : EEL
7. TV’s Garroway. : DAVE
8. ___ garde. : AVANT
9. Leased. : RENTED
10. Presidium head. : MALENKOV
11. Draft animals. : OXEN
12. Man’s name. : ALEC
13. Little Woman. : BETH
18. Enjoys the fruits of. : REAPS
19. Manumits. : FREES
23. Sedate. : STAID
25. Steal. : FILCH
26. Papal cape. : ORALE
27. Thong used as a quirt in Texas. : ROMAL
28. Mr. Rapee and others. : ERNOS
30. Stay. : ABIDE
31. Popular Western apparel. : LEVIS
32. Wild goose. : BRANT
35. Repaired, as shoes. : SOLED
38. “Robert Montgomery ___.” : PRESENTS
40. Actor Ramon and others. : NOVARROS
43. Where not to keep bananas. : ONICE
45. Fresh supply. : RELAY
48. Small projection, as on a leaf. : EARLET
50. Having a border. : RIMMED
52. Perhaps: Dial. : MEBBE
54. German girl’s name. : ILSA
55. Bites. : NIPS
56. Take in mentally (with “up”). : SOAK
57. Mountain lake. : TARN
59. One and only. : SOLE
60. Diva’s song. : ARIA
61. MCMLIV. : YEAR
63. Clear. : RID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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